Sigmun.

Sigmun

 

 

Sigmun is an Indonesian rock band formed in April 2011 that consists of Haikal Azizi (vocal/guitar), Nurachman Andika (guitar), Mirfak Prabowo (bass) and Pratama Kusuma Putra (drums) mainly influenced by the two founding fathers of heavy metal, the almighty Led Zeppelin and the god of heavy riffs, Black Sabbath. 

They mentioned their music as Freud Blues Rock, the word ”Freud” comes from the infamous neurologist, Sigmund Freud, whom they admired so much for his unconscious mind and the defense mechanism theory. They believe that the music they make are coming spontaneously from their unconscious mind. 

Referring to their influences, most of their songs are based on riffs covered with distortion and overflowing echoes. They describe their sound as “bringing a high gain amplifier and drums into a cave”. The basslines are almost progressive but raw and primitive at the same time, the drumming moves fierce and violent on high tempo and in a sudden could turn calm into a drowning bluesy beats, while the vocals sounded like chants and moans, obviously affected by Plant and Ozzy. 

While they altogether religiously worshipped the Zeps and the Sabbaths, each member also have their own musical background. Mirfak has always been a fan of the grunge god Nirvana, the high-speed aggression of Motorhead and anything masculine, while Jono is a heavy metal geek who embrace the holy father Dio, Iron Maiden and the uncanny Uriah Heep. 
Haikal adores the psychedelic echoes and progressions of Pink Floyd, the complexions of Robert Fripp and the zestful spirit of Jack White’s screech, Tama on the other hand has always been a disciple of Brad Wilk, and praises the likes of Sunn O))) and YOB. 

Their interest in Sigmund Freud concepts of unconscious mind and their love for the whimsical world of surrealism are evidently showing in their lyrics. Enjoying the exploration of absurdism and juxtaposition in their writings, Dali, Magritte and Chirico might have influenced them as much as Page and Iommi did, paintings made out of hazy poetry and heavy echoed chords.

 

Instrumentation

Haikal Azizi – vocals – guitar


Mirfak Prabowo – Bass Guitar

Pratama Kusuma Putra – Drums

Nurachman Andika – Guitar

Discography

 

“Sampler/Demo” 
(self-release, 2011)

Format : digital download, CD

Track listings :

– “Valley of Dream”

– “Bones”

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”Land of the Living Dead” 
(self release, 2011)

Format : digital download, CD

Track listings :

– “Land of the Living Dead”

– “Red Blood Sea”

 

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”The Raid” Original Sound Track (Indonesian Release)

(Merantau Films, 2012)

Song title : “The Raid”

Producer : Rekti Yoewono (of The S.I.G.I.T.)

Engineer : Agus Mawardi

 

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”Suri//Sigmun//Jelaga” Three-Way Split Album

(Orange Cliff Records, 2012)

Format : 12″ vinyl

Track Listings :

– Jelaga  – “Red Sky”

– Suri – “Syubuh”

– Suri – “Policy”

– Suri – “Nausea”

– Sigmun – “The Long Haul”

– Jelaga – “War Song”

 

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”Cerebro (EP)” 


(Yes No Wave Music / The Bronze Medal Records / Orange Cliff Records, 2013)

Format : digital download, CD, 12″ lathed vinyl

Track listings :

– “Cerebro”

– “The Long Haul”

– “Ring of Saturn”

– “Atom Heart Father”

– “The Long Haul (long version)”, bonus track on 12″ vinyl

 

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“Aerial Chateau (single)” 


(Orange Cliff Records, 2013)

Format : digital download, 8″ lathed vinyl

Track listings :

– “Aerial Chateau” (Side A)

– “Ring of Saturn” (Side B)

 

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”Extended Play MMXII [Sampler/EP, Malaysian Re-Release]” 

(Cactus Records Malaysia, 2013)

Format : CD

Track listings :

– “Land of the Living Dead”

– “Bones”

– “Valley of Dream”

– “Red Blood Sea”

– “Aerial Chateau”

 

Manager

Anindito Ariwandono

 

Contact (bookings / general enquiries)       :

Haikal Azizi (Bandung)

Phone    : +62 – 857 – 9578 – 8347

E-Mail    : sigmun.contact@gmail.com /

orangecliffrecords@gmail.com

 

Robby Wahyudi (Jakarta)

Phone    : +62 – 813 – 8192 – 0763

E-Mail   : sigmun.contact@gmail.com

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